Honor the legacy of Simon Penwright, Operations Director at Kolbus AutoBox Ltd, a respected leader and cherished colleague. Remembering a life well-lived.

Farewell to a Respected Leader: Remembering Simon Penwright, Operations Director at Kolbus AutoBox Ltd

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Simon Penwright, Operations Director at Kolbus AutoBox Ltd, after bravely battling brain cancer at the age of 52. Simon, who began his journey in the corrugated industry in 1997, started as a salesman at Andrew & Suter Ltd. Recognized for his engineering prowess, he quickly ascended, becoming the second non-family member on the Board of Directors. Simon later transitioned to Autobox Ltd as General Manager, remaining with the company through acquisitions until his role as Operations Director at Kolbus UK Ltd in 2019.

Greg Bird, Managing Director at Kolbus UK Ltd, remembers Simon's vital role in enhancing manufacturing and overseeing the relocation to Houghton Regis. Simon's impact on the business was profound, not just as a skilled professional and respected manufacturing leader, but as a cherished colleague and friend. Despite the shock of his untimely passing, his bravery and qualities as a remarkable human being are remembered.

Simon is survived by his wife, Emily, and their four daughters – Sophie, Becki, Megan, and Maisie. The funeral is scheduled for Monday, December 11th, in Aylesbury. For additional details on the funeral, kindly contact Emily Penwright at mle@icloud.com.


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